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* BalancedHarem: Although Claire is the main heroine, all the girls in Kamito's BattleHarem receive decent attention and Kamito is equally close to each one of them.

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** The Alphas Theocracy is based on the Arabian Peninsula.


''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation aired on July 14, 2014 as part of the Summer2014Anime lineup, and ran for 12 episodes.

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''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura.Sakura, Yuuji Nimura and Kohada Shimesada. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation aired on July 14, 2014 as part of the Summer2014Anime lineup, and ran for 12 episodes.


** Also induces a state where they are decently horny, causing a couple scenes of ADateWithRosyPalms

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** Also induces a state where they are decently horny, causing a couple scenes of ADateWithRosyPalmsADateWithRosiePalms.


* LightIsNotGood: The Light Elemental Lord [[spoiler:is corrupted by Otherwordly Darkness, like the other Lords]]. Moreover, the Holy Kingdom of Lugia becomes a major antagonist later in the series.

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* LightIsNotGood: The Light Elemental Lord [[spoiler:is corrupted by Otherwordly Darkness, like the other Lords]]. Moreover, the Holy Kingdom of Lugia becomes a major antagonist later in the series.


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** Also induces a state where they are decently horny, causing a couple scenes of ADateWithRosyPalms

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* {{Fanservice}}: Given the genre and the setup, it should be no surprise that there are moments meant to...stimulate the reader.

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* {{Mukokuseki}}: Averted, if only very subtly. Kamito possesses black hair and dark eyes in a way that distinctly marks him as Japanese.


* FiveManBand: The teams in the latest Blade Dance Festival consists of five members.



* FoodPorn: Whenever food appears in the light novel, you can expect Shimizu Yuu to [[Main/PurpleProse spend a ton of time describing]] the dishes being served and telling you how awesome they are.



* FiveManBand: The teams in the latest Blade Dance Festival consists of five members.


Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to make a contract with a spirit.

In Areishia Academy, maidens from noble family were gathered to receive an elite education and become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito Kazehaya, by accident peeped on a girl who was taking a bath, Claire Rouge. He even made a contract with a spirit she wanted.

Kamito was actually an irregular male spirit contractor, which should not exist.

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The setting is dominated by [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirits]], the denizens of Astral Zero. [[VirginPower Only a pure maiden maiden]] can have the privilege to make a contract with a spirit.

spirit and gain access to its power.

In Areishia Academy, maidens from noble family were are gathered to receive an elite education and become spirit contractors. A boy, But one day, the boy Kamito Kazehaya, by accident peeped Kazehaya accidentally peeps on a girl who was taking a bath, Claire Rouge. He even made After punishing him, Claire drags him along to a nearby sealed spirit in the form of a sword, which she intends to contract with for more power. However, the spirit reacts violently and she's unable to form a contract with it. Instead, ''Kamito'' is the one who forms a spirit she wanted.

contract with the spirit.

It turns out that
Kamito was actually an irregular is the only male spirit contractor, which should not exist.
alive capable of contracting with spirits. Unfortunately, he isn't the first example of this... the other known male elementalist, Demon King Solomon, went down in history as a cruel tyrant. Because of this, various people are wary of him...



* AlwaysFemale: In-universe, elementalists are pure maidens. The known exceptions are Demon King Solomon and Kamito.
** [[spoiler:Apparently Demon Kings are exceptions to this rule, as Kamito awakened as the Demon King in volume 10.]]

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* AlwaysFemale: In-universe, elementalists are pure maidens. The known exceptions are Demon King Solomon and Kamito.
** [[spoiler:Apparently Demon Kings
Kamito. [[spoiler:All male elementalists have their power because they are exceptions to this rule, born as Kamito awakened as vessels of the Demon King in volume 10.Darkness Elemental Lord.]]



* BigEater: Elementalists have larger appetites than expected from their build, as spirit magic consumes a lot of calories.



* BlowYouAway: Wind spirits and elementalists who contract with them. Ellis specializes in this.



* BrokenAce: Claire is the daughter of the formerly-prestigious Elstein family, a talented elementalist who can fight at both close and long range, has high grades due to putting effort into her studies, and [[spoiler:has inherited Elstein's True Flame]]. But thanks to her sister Rubia's actions, the Elsteins were disgraced and lost their position, and Claire is hated by many for her sister's actions. Her lack of friends (besides Rinslet) at the start of the series, and her confrontational personality, are all because of this.
* CastingAShadow: Darkness spirits and their contractors. Notably, the former are mentioned to be rarer than the spirits of the other five main elements, possibly due to [[spoiler:the Darkness Elemental Lord opposing the rest]]. Restia is the main example of a darkness spirit.



** [[spoiler:Est acts like this when Restia is around.]]

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** [[spoiler:Est Est acts like this when Restia is around.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Rubia]] contracts with [[spoiler:Laevateinn]] to gain combat skills and powerful fire magic, the price being that she must eventually sacrifice her life to the spirit.



** When he was younger, Greyworth made him dress as a maid to help disguise him so that no one knows that he is a male elementalist like the infamous demon king.
** He dresses as a girl and went by the name of Ren Ashbell when he first participated in the Blade Dance, to disguise the fact he was a boy.
** When he had to sneak into the Grand Shrine to meet Reicha Alminas [[spoiler:to get rid of the Brand of Darkness]], he dresses up as a princess maiden.
* DualWielding: Kamito's original fighting style as an assassin.
** [[spoiler: In Volume 10, Kamito manages to dual wield Restia and Est.]]

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** When he was younger, Greyworth made him dress as a maid to help disguise him so that no one knows knew that he is a male elementalist like the infamous demon king.
** He dresses dressed as a girl and went by the name of Ren Ashbell when he first participated in the Blade Dance, to disguise the fact he was a boy.
** When he had has to sneak into the Grand Shrine to meet Reicha Alminas [[spoiler:to get rid of the Brand of Darkness]], he dresses up as a princess maiden.
* DualWielding: Kamito's original fighting style as an assassin.
** [[spoiler: In Volume 10, Kamito manages
assassin. [[spoiler:After regaining Restia as a contracted spirit, he's able to dual wield Restia her and Est.]]



** Other elements include [[AnIcePerson Ice]], metals, [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]], demon, etc.

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** Other elements include [[AnIcePerson Ice]], metals, metal, poison, [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]], demon, etc.etc.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Each element is strong against some and weak against others - for example, water has an advantage over fire and holy has an advantage over darkness.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Greyworth]] seemingly undergoes this in Volume 14. Millenia claims that it isn't simply brainwashing, but it's unclear exactly what happened.



* {{Foil}}:
** Kamito and Leonora. Both of them are high-level elementalists with incredible power and skill, with Kamito leaning towards the latter and Leonora the former. Kamito wields [[spoiler:a demon sword spirit]] whose elemental waffe is called the Demon Slayer, while Leonora wields a dragon spirit whose elemental waffe is called the Dragon Slayer. On a more amusing note, both of them assume a dominant role in the field of romance.
** Fianna and Rubia. Both of them are of high birth, with Fianna being the second princess of Ordesia and Rubia the first child of the (formerly) high-ranking Elstein family. They both became princess maidens renowned for their skill. Rubia betrayed her position and Ordesia by going against the laws of the Elemental Lords, becoming known as the Calamity Queen. Fianna tried and failed to stop her, and the resulting trauma rendered her unable to use her spirit, causing her to lose her position as well and become known as the Lost Queen.



* GoingCommando: Some elementalists do this in order to be closer to their spirits.

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* GenderRestrictedAbility: Only young girls can contract with spirits and use spirit magic. Male elementalists like Kamito and Solomon [[spoiler:are the vessels of the Darkness Elemental Lord Ren Ashdoll.]]
* GoingCommando: Some Dragon elementalists do this in order to be closer to their spirits.spirits.
* HealingFactor: By [[spoiler:tapping into the Darkness Elemental Lord's power]], Kamito gains one of these.



* HumanoidAbomination: Nepenthes Lore is an incredibly powerful entity and a member of Team Inferno in the Blade Dance. It constantly wears a full-body suit of armor, and everyone can tell that there's something off about it. [[spoiler:It's actually a previous vessel of Ren Ashdoll who was consumed by the power and was resurrected by Rubia. The armor acts as a restraint on its power. When it sheds the armor, it sprouts tentacles of darkness and barely qualifies as humanoid anymore]].
* AnIcePerson: Ice spirits and their contractors. Rinslet specializes in this.



** [[spoiler:Kamito does this again in episode 12, though this time to help break the curse that was afflicting her.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kamito [[spoiler:Kamito]] does this again in episode 12, though this time to help [[spoiler:help break the curse that was afflicting her.]]]]
* {{Irony}}: Kamito, who is a male elementalist like Demon King Solomon, [[spoiler:wields the same sword that Areishia used to defeat Solomon]]. On the other side, [[spoiler:Rubia]] has inherited the Sacred Maiden's power, and [[spoiler:uses it trying to awaken Kamito as the Demon King]]. This is lampshaded in-universe.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia:
** Kamito loses his memory at the end of Volume 11, [[spoiler:due to the trauma of Restia's apparent death. He regains it at the end of Volume 12]].
** At the end of Volume 12, it's revealed that this has also happened to [[spoiler:Restia. This is because of an emergency measure by the Darkness Elemental Lord, which cut her off from her power and caused her to be reborn as a human]].
* LightIsNotGood: The Light Elemental Lord [[spoiler:is corrupted by Otherwordly Darkness, like the other Lords]]. Moreover, the Holy Kingdom of Lugia becomes a major antagonist later in the series.



** Milla Bassett, Mirelle Laurenfrost's maid; after retiring from the Blade Dance.

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** Milla Bassett, Bassett becomes Mirelle Laurenfrost's maid; maid after retiring from the Blade Dance.



** Ellis dresses up as one in episode 10 as thanks for Kamito rescuing her from Jio Inzagi back in episodes 7 & 8.

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** Ellis dresses up as one in episode 10 10, as thanks for Kamito rescuing her from Jio Inzagi back in episodes 7 & 8.8.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: In Volume 16, Cardinal tells the Alphas Theocracy refugees (who are Demon King cultists) that she will bring the Demon King back to life, in order to lift their spirits. [[spoiler:She actually has Kamito, the inheritor of the same power as the Demon King, dress up and pretend to be him.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In episode 2, Claire and Rinslet get into a fight outside Kamito's shed. Claire's cat accidentally sets his shed on fire, and Rinslet's attempt to put it out ends up destroying it.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In episode 2, Claire and Rinslet get into a fight outside Kamito's shed. Claire's cat spirit accidentally sets his shed on fire, and Rinslet's attempt to put it out ends up destroying it.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They're mysterious beings of great power, revealed at the end of Volume 11 [[spoiler:to be an apocalyptic threat to the world]].
* PlayingWithFire: Fire spirits and their contractors. Claire and Rubia specialize in this.



* [[spoiler:SealedArmyInACan: The tactical-class military spirit, Crusaders, that was sealed in Milla Bassett's [[MagicalEye Demon Sealing Eye]].]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: {{Averted}} by Kamito despite having been (succesfully) trained since childhood to be a master assassin.
* SecretKeeper: A few people know that Kamito was the Ren Ashbell who participated in the previous Blade Dance. They are Greyworth and Fianna.
** [[spoiler: As of vol 10, Claire knows as well.]]

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* [[spoiler:SealedArmyInACan: SealedArmyInACan: The tactical-class military spirit, Crusaders, that was which is sealed in Milla [[spoiler:Milla Bassett's [[MagicalEye Demon Sealing Eye]].]]
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: {{Averted}} by Kamito despite having been (succesfully) (successfully) trained since childhood to be a master assassin.
assassin. This is thanks to Restia teaching him.
* SecretKeeper: A few people know that Kamito was the Ren Ashbell who participated in the previous Blade Dance. They are Greyworth and Fianna.
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Fianna. As of Volume 10, [[spoiler: As of vol 10, Claire knows as well.]]



* SummonMagic: How most elementalist call forth their contract spirits, as either their purified form or elemental waffe form.

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* SummonMagic: How most elementalist elementalists call forth their contract spirits, as either their purified form or elemental waffe form.form.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: By drawing on [[spoiler:the Darkness Elemental Lord's power]], Kamito gains enhanced strength, speed and a HealingFactor, but suffers from violent impulses that would [[spoiler:eventually transform him into another Nepenthes Lore]] if he gives in.
* SupportPartyMember: Fianna has this role in Team Scarlet. Being trained as a princess maiden, she lacks combat skills but can support her teammates with dances and construct barriers. Her spirit, Georgios, is oriented mainly towards defense. [[spoiler:Her elemental waffe, Save the Queen, only continues this trend, as its functions are creating a barrier and restoring her allies' divine power]].



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Velsaria's opening attack against Claire's team in episode 12 is to unleash a barrage of shots, which vaporizes the surrounding battlefield. Fortunately for the girls they manage to deflect much of Velsaria's attack away from them.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
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Velsaria's opening attack against Claire's team in episode 12 is to unleash a barrage of shots, which vaporizes the surrounding battlefield. Fortunately for the girls they manage to deflect much of Velsaria's attack away from them.


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* TookALevelInBadass: The female members of Team Scarlet undergo training in Volumes 15 and 16, resulting in significant boosts to their skill.


* RecruitingTheCriminal: After the Tournament Arc, [[spoiler: Rubia attempts to go create a SuicideSquad. Two of the people she recruits are Velsaria Eva and Vivan Melosa, both characters who were defeated and imprisoned early on in the series.]]

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: After the Tournament Arc, [[spoiler: Rubia attempts to go create a SuicideSquad.suicide squad. Two of the people she recruits are Velsaria Eva and Vivan Melosa, both characters who were defeated and imprisoned early on in the series.]]


''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation aired on July 14, 2014 as part of the Summer2014Anime lineup.

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''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation aired on July 14, 2014 as part of the Summer2014Anime lineup.
lineup, and ran for 12 episodes.


''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation began airing on July 14, 2014.

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''Bladedance of Elementalers'', known in Japanese as ''Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance'', is a LightNovel series written by Yū Shimizu with illustrations by Hanpen Sakura. Also called "Blade Dance of the Elementalers". An anime adaptation began airing aired on July 14, 2014.
2014 as part of the Summer2014Anime lineup.



* AccidentalPervert: Kamito.


* RecruitingTheCriminal: After the Tournament Arc, [[spoiler: Rubia attempts to go create a SuicideSquad. One of the people she recruits is Velsaria, who was serving time in a prison]]

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: After the Tournament Arc, [[spoiler: Rubia attempts to go create a SuicideSquad. One Two of the people she recruits is Velsaria, are Velsaria Eva and Vivan Melosa, both characters who was serving time were defeated and imprisoned early on in a prison]]the series.]]

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: After the Tournament Arc, [[spoiler: Rubia attempts to go create a SuicideSquad. One of the people she recruits is Velsaria, who was serving time in a prison]]


* FiveManBand: The teams in the current Blade Dance are consists of five members.

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* FiveManBand: The teams in the current latest Blade Dance are Festival consists of five members.members.
* FriendshipDenial: Claire and Rinslet occasionally do that to each other, more so Rinslet who calls Claire her self-proclaimed rival. They actually deeply care for each other.



* HiddenHeartOfGold: Rinslet fits this trope to a T. She is a quite prideful girl on the outside, even a bit aggressive, but she cares very deeply about those around her (even if she won't admit it), even to Kamito from the beginning despite him being a complete stranger at first.



* RescueRomance: Kamito first met Fianna when he saved her from a dryad during his first Blade Dance.

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* RescueRomance: Kamito first met Fianna when he saved her from a dryad during his first Blade Dance. From then, she fell in love with him.



* TournamentArc: The current Blade Dance Festival is a team tournament free for all.

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** Also applies to Rubia and Muir when they each eliminate entire teams in the tournament by themselves, the former by using the strongest fire spirit in existence, and the latter by summoning Military-class spirits to decimate her opponents.
* TournamentArc: The current Blade Dance Festival happening between Volumes 4 and 11 is a team tournament free for all.all, with 5 members in each team.


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* TransformationNameAnnouncement: Whenever an elementalist transforms their weapon into its spirit form, usually in the form of an animal or monster.

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